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Confused between Ursa Major and Aquarius? Or Taurus and Orion? Not sure if that bright light in the evening sky is Mercury or Venus? And what about the space station … can you really see it from your backyard? Come to the Hastings Museum Planetarium and experience The Sky Tonight to discover answers to all these questions and learn about the major constellations visible when the sun goes down tonight.

Other full dome films are shown daily – just check the list and schedule below. Note that all regularly scheduled full dome Planetarium shows are free with paid admission or membership to the Hastings Museum!

Now Showing

The Sky Tonight

Wednesday – Sunday at 3 pm

See which constellations, comets, and other heavenly bodies will be visible in tonight’s sky. You’ll also receive information on current astronomical events such as eclipses. The Sky Tonight is presented in both a live format with planetarium staff, and as a digital full dome show.

It’s FREE for Members. Included in Museum Admission for Non-Members.


Cosmic Colors

Showing Wed-Sun at 1pm

All rookies report to class! Join Rusty Rocket on his final mission as he takes a new class of rocket rookies on an introductory tour of the solar system. Along the way, Rusty highlights the wide variety of environments in the solar system, the great distances between the planets, and the spacecraft that explore them. Suitable for families with young children

It’s FREE for Members. Included in Museum Admission for Non-Members.

 


From the Earth to the Universe

Showing Wed-Sun at 2pm

This stunning, 30-minute voyage through space and time conveys, through sparkling sights and sounds, the Universe revealed to us by science. Viewers can revel in the splendour of the worlds in the Solar System and our scorching Sun. From Earth to the Universe takes the audience out to the colourful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars, and still further out beyond the Milky Way to the unimaginable immensity of a myriad galaxies. Along the way, the audience will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and today’s giant telescopes that allow us to probe ever deeper into the Universe.

It’s FREE for Members. Included in Museum Admission for Non-Members.


Dawn of the Space Age

Showing Saturdays in July at 6pm

From the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights. Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of Man’s first steps into space.

Who were these Men and Women that took part in these death defying endeavours? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore, in Dawn of the Space Age.

It’s FREE for Members. Included in Museum Admission for Non-Members.